Rising waters, pollution spillover, and salmon habitat in the Sumas Lake area of the Lower Fraser Valley: The catastrophic ‘atmospheric rivers’ of 2021

Rising waters, pollution spillover, and salmon habitat in the Sumas Lake area of the Lower Fraser Valley: The catastrophic ‘atmospheric rivers’ of 2021

November of 2021 was a month like many others for the temperate rainforest of coastal British Columbia – variable winds from the Southwest, skies grey, and an abundance of … precipitation. What set this year apart was the cumulative amount of rainfall in Vancouver – 312mm for the month of November – well above the…